Special measures were taken to ensure de facto equality for people with disabilities
- Political parties could support the participation of persons with disabilities by involving them as members, nominating on electable positions on candidate lists, targetted financial support, and making campaign events and programmes accessible.
- Measures should be taken to ensure that persons with disabilities have adequate access to civil and voter education.
- Election management bodies should ensure that women and marginalized groups participate in the electoral process.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and expression, migrant, refugee, repatriate, stateless or internally displaced status, genetic trait, mental or physical health condition, including infectious contagious condition and debilitating psychological condition, or other status at any time.
- Measures to promote participation by persons with disabilities may include financial incentives to political parties.
- Women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple discrimination.
- Specific measures aimed at ensuring de facto equality for persons with disabilities should not be considered discriminatory.
- Measures to encourage the representation of persons with disabilities in elected bodies may include voluntary or binding quotas.
- Distinctions made on the basis of disabilities are to be considered discrimination.
- Electoral system design should take into account the needs and facilitate participation and representation of vulnerable groups, including of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
- Access to the media should be guaranteed to all political parties and candidates and be fairly distributed.
- Measures to support participation should take into account the different needs of persons with various forms of disability.
- Measures to support participation by persons with disabilities should be developped in consultation with the civil society, including disabled persons organizations.
- Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, or national or social origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.